Recreation and Wilderness
Corresponding pages in DEIS:
Summary of Impacts: pp. 511-551; Environmental Consequences: pp. 527-551
The proposed action would result in a loss of 6,211 acres to the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum based on the area within the perimeter fence, including these categories: 0 acres of semiprimitive nonmotorized, 5,973 acres of semiprimitive motorized, 170 acres of roaded modified, and 68 acres of roaded natural. No hunting permits would be modified or lost, but 4 percent of hunt unit 34A would be affected, resulting in 776 annual hunter days lost for certain species (white-tailed deer, javelina, and Mearn’s quail). A total of 30.5 miles of public roads and trails would be lost, and 3.8 miles of the Arizona National Scenic Trail would be relocated.